Dr. Melinda Thacker, MD

Dr. Melinda Thacker, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 37
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Dr. Melinda Thacker, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from MED COLL OF WI in 2007 and specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, ear, nose, and throat, and more.Read her story

100 Mlk Jr Blvd

Worcester, MA 01608

Contact Information

(508) 757-0330

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Thacker performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Thacker's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Thacker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thacker "Dr. Thacker is initially from Wisconsin, where she attended both college and medical school, and then matriculated to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed an internship in General Surgery in 2008 and a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2012, both at Baylor College of Medicine. She then obtained advanced endoscopic sinus surgical training at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. She dedicates herself to providing personalized care to every patient using the latest in evidence-based research. When she is not with patients, she spends time with her husband and their two young children."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thacker "Sinus symptoms can be extraordinarily debilitating when they affect your ability to sleep or function day to day. Using minimally-invasive, technologically-advanced techniques and tools, I endeavor to improve a patient's sinonasal function and, ultimately, quality of life. I truly pick noses all day, and I love it! "

3  Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Rhinology

1  Board Certifications

  • Otorhinolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

14  Conditions Treated

41  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • MED COLL OF WI
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Baylor College of Medicine, DeBakey Department of Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • St Elizabeth Hosp of Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thacker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thacker's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thacker to family and friends
5 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Thacker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I just had the procedure a balloon sign you sinosply). Dr. Thacker it was excellent. The procedure was relatively painless and now my sinuses are fully open. Unbelievable! I can breathe so much better now!!!! I highly recommend Dr.. The procedure was relatively painless and now my sinuses are...more
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Dr. Thacker is timely and thorough in addressing medical concerns. I had a balloon sinulplasty procedure done by her and she explained the procedure thoroughly before implementation. The office checks up on me after visitation to ensure that I am feeling better and that no other concerns have...more
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Dr. Thacker is an amazing Doctor. Very knowledgeable, helpful and kind! This team made an uncomfortable procedure go so smoothly, and as comfortable as possible. I would highly recommend this Dr. and staff.
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